Sighting for May 10, 2012

Rob Santry

Ash Creek Road
Siskiyou County, CA

Ash Creek Road is 4.1 miles west of Interstate 5 on Hwy 96. Ray Bruun and I drove up to Ash Creek Road, which is a well-known locale for California Crescent. Then we drove west to Beaver Creek Road and drove north into the Klammath Mountains. We finished up by stopping in Greenhorn Park in Yreka, to photograph the Arrowhead Blues that reside on the face of the dam.

I didn’t take notes on species counts this trip, but I did remember the counts for the target species of California Crescent and Columbian Skipper.

  • Anise Swallowtail
  • Indra Swallowtail
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail
  • Pale Swallowtail
  • Mustard White
  • Cabbage White
  • Large Marble
  • Sara Orangetip
  • Gray Marble
  • Bramble Hairstreak
  • Western Pine Elfin
  • Juniper Hairstreak
  • Spring Azure
  • Silvery Blue
  • Acmon Blue
  • Northern Checkerspot
  • California Crescent 6
  • Mylitta Crescent
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Edith's Checkerspot
  • Green Comma
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Painted Lady
  • Common Buckeye
  • Common Ringlet
  • Northern Cloudywing
  • Propertius Duskywing
  • Common Branded Skipper
  • Columbian Skipper 4

Sara Orangetip

Western Pine Elfin

Sara Orangetip

Arrowhead Blue

California Crescent

Columbian Skipper